Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What A Wonderful “Almost” Summer Weekend!

We didn’t work on one project all weekend. I can’t believe that I just typed that. We still have quite a few projects to complete, but we made it to the breaking point so that we can go to MN in a few weeks and not have the house in shambles. We plan to pick up where we left off with the installation of our hardwood floors and the counter top in the bathroom.

So instead of construction work we spent Friday night running some errands and enjoying dinner and the Twins game at a local restaurant. We had also planned on taking a nice bike ride or walk, but the weather got a little dicey so we spent the time in Target and watching some NetFlix.  Saturday we met up with friends at one of my favorite breakfast places; The Red Geranium, they have this amazing “sugar bread” that they toast it and put glaze on. It is better than a cinnamon roll at most places. After we over indulged at breakfast we headed to Rivertown Crossings to check off our list of eight gifts that we need to give in the next few weeks. While I looked around at a few stores Matt spent time at Regis and Kelly’s, as he calls it, getting a hair cut… someday he is going to recognize the need to get his hair cut at the same Aveda salon that I do … it is only a matter of time. As we were about to leave feeling somewhat accomplished and ready to head home we got a text that our friends, Davy and Jamie got engaged. Matt and I are so happy, they are such a wonderful couple and we know that they will have an amazing life together. We are secretly hoping that they plan a destination wedding to somewhere warm in the middle of Michigan’s winter.

In the afternoon we attended our first graduation party of the season. Our friends the Ratliff-Miller’s were celebrating the graduation of their daughter Felicia. I was so happy that we were able to go and celebrate with them Felicia has overcome some huge obstacles to graduate and she did it with a lot of determination and a smile. Of course the party had tons of great food and some AMAZING cake ... I love a good cake. Although I could have eaten about 3 more slices of cake we headed out to spend the evening with our friends the Oosting Family; Jason, Shari and Asher. We haven’t gotten a chance to see them since March, even though we have tried several times. To do it up big we played some duplo blocks, dressed the cat up and entertained the idea of guitar hero … Asher is growing so fast and it is a delight to be around him. He is starting to talk in sentences and it is fun to hold a mini-conversation with him. In the picture you can see that he is holding a toilet paper holder, which was found in my purse … I am secretly trying to convert him to the love of home improvements. We ate a yummy dinner together and then Asher went home to bed, while Jason and Shari met us for some interesting mini-golf. Matt and I have golfed at the Village Green before and it is never a disappointment. Not really the Pebble Beach of mini-golf, but always an adventure. The 1950s style music takes on a whole new feeling when piped through old static laden speakers (think horror movie feeling.) And the rustic setting makes you long for some traffic to assure that there are some witnesses. We did survive the experience and like always we had a great time with the Oostings.

This new week should be a great continuation of our very “social” summer activities. I will be done teaching my spring classes and my official summer break begins, Erin graduates from Grad school, Taylor is coming for a visit and we are going to see Toby Mac in concert…